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[H360] DirectX 12 Requires New Graphics Cards to Utilize All Features

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Last week both AMD and NVIDIA were making the media rounds with the welcome news that Microsoft’s latest DirectX would be supported by current generation graphics cards. AMD has stated anything with their GCN architecture has native support for DX12 and any series released after NVIDIA’s Fermi architecture will have support the API as well. Today though we learned these graphics cards will have only limited support for the API, with key elements missing.

According to TweakTown current generation graphics cards will not be able to use the new blend modes and conservative rasterization features. In order to use these features you will have to upgrade to AMD’s Radeon Rx 300 series, or NVIDIA’s second generation Maxwell architecture.

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Sorry if this has already been posted or you guys already knew about it.
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2nd gen maxwell? I guess that explains the late 2015 release for DX.
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Then next year...

GET READY FOR DX13! Will a total of TWO! THATS RIGHT TWO GAMES that will support it. Toss that 500$ gpu into the trash can, you need to buy this one!!!!
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What?!?! No you will need new hardware and windows 10.802932903! This article is 100% fudd.
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No!!!!!!!!!
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2nd gen Maxwell for full dx12? Wonder what will be missing.
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No biggie really. I like to see games first before we can draw any conclusion of whether direct x12 is a big player or not. Don't get suckered into the marketing crap that graphics card companies put out, until you see actual games that utilize direct x12. Like all purchases, be smart about them and never get suckered into without any credible evidence.

It's obvious they are doing this for money reasons and them wanting to get more money out of people who are impatient and believe everything they read.
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Then next year...

GET READY FOR DX13! Will a total of TWO! THATS RIGHT TWO GAMES that will support it. Toss that 500$ gpu into the trash can, you need to buy this one!!!!

haha yep. 2 games if we are lucky tongue.gif
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No biggie really. I like to see games first before we can draw any conclusion of whether direct x12 is a big player or not. Don't get suckered into the marketing crap that graphics card companies put out, until you see actual games that utilize direct x12. Like all purchases, be smart about them and never get suckered into without any credible evidence.

It's obvious they are doing this for money reasons and them wanting to get more money out of people who are impatient and believe everything they read.
haha yep. 2 games if we are lucky tongue.gif

This.

I think I'll buy in on 2nd gen, 1st gen if a card for the same price as mine can net me 30% more performance which is basically 780 performance (780 performance for £200-210?) or even if 2GB vram becomes a problem over 2 years time. I also remember reading that the 2nd gen maxwells will have arm cores, yet another reason to buy in then.
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current generation graphics cards will not be able to use the new blend modes and conservative rasterization features.

anyone know how important these features are for low-level API? If it's antying like DX11.2 exclusive features then I'm not too worried
     
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I remember feeling like I needed a new gpu when Direct X 11 was about to be realesed. Now that I'm so much wiser, I'll just relax this time around!specool.gif
    
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